Week’s best Apple deals: Save tons by buying third-party!

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Looking for Apple deals? Sometimes it doesn't pay to go straight to the source.
Looking for Apple deals? Sometimes it doesn't pay to go straight to the source.
Photos: Apple, Belkin, Dynex

It’s no secret that Apple is expensive, which is why sometimes it’s a great idea to buy Apple items and Apple-compatible accessories elsewhere. See such deals on Apple Watch bands, cables and hardware in this week’s roundup of the best Apple deals.

Belkin Sport Band for Apple Watch for $10

Sports bands will set you back $49 direct from Apple … or you could grab a Belkin Sport Band for Apple Watch for a cool Hamilton. That’s the lowest price we’ve ever seen, and the best deal today (compared to other Apple-compatible bands) by $15. It’s available in 38mm or 42mm sizes.

Looking for something a little more dressy? Try the Milanese Metal Loop Bracelet in silver for Apple Watch for $6. (Be sure to select silver to see this price.) That’s $9 less than the next best price we could find for a similar watch strap, and $143 less than what Apple charges for its Milanese band.

The Cult of Mac Watch Store also sells some great third-party Apple Watch bands, with a summer sale cutting prices even further on select bands.

Dynex MFi-certified 3-foot Lightning-to-USB cable for $2

Everyone could use some spare cables, and this Dynex MFi-certified 3-foot Lightning-to-USB cable is currently $6 off. Check out more Dynex cable deals here.

iPhone 6 32GB for Straight Talk for $199

A reliable, recent-generation iPhone at a decent price — what’s not to love? This iPhone 6 32GB is $200 off list and the lowest price we could find.

Mac Pro Intel Xeon workstation for $1,999

Even if you missed National Splurge Day last week, it’s not too late to treat yourself to this top-of-the-line Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon workstation. Coming in at just under $2,000, the price is $550 below what we recently saw for a refurb model (this one is new). This is the best deal now by $842, and the lowest price we’ve seen for any Mac Pro (excluding used units).

This 2013 model features an Intel Xeon E5 3.7GHz quad-core processor, 12GB RAM, 256GB flash storage, dual AMD FirePro D300 2GB video cards, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth and either Mac OS X El Capitan or macOS Sierra. Maybe you saved up enough by buying the third-party accessories above?